Blowing Cave Mine, Fair Garden, Sevier Co., Tennessee, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||35° 53' 52'' North , 83° 20' 28'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||35.8977777778, -83.3411111111|
A former Ba(baryte) occurrence/mine located 6.5 km (4.0 miles) E of Fair Garden, on the lower north slope of English Mountain.
Mineralization is hosted in Kingsport Formation dolomite & limestone, Knox Group dolomite & limestone and clay residuum.
2 valid minerals.
This information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This data will improve over time as more accurate maps and data sets are added.
|Ordovician443.8 - 485.4 Ma||Longview Dolomite|
|Cambrian485.4 - 541 Ma||Cambrian sedimentary|
|Neoproterozoic541 - 1000 Ma||Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|
References for regional geology:
Data provided by Macrostrat.org
Garrity, C.P., and Soller, D.R.,. Database of the Geologic Map of North America: adapted from the map by J.C. Reed, Jr. and others (2005). U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 424 .
USGS compilers. State geologic map data. State Maps.
Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.
MAHER, S.W., 1970, BARITE RESOURCES OF TENNESSEE: T.....